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How can a school informally help a child with MS?

There are several levels of help available for a child with multiple sclerosis (MS) who is having problems in school, ranging from informal agreements with the teacher to more formal plans. You can discuss and negotiate an informal plan with your child's teacher. Formal testing isn't required and your child doesn't have to meet specific criteria or be eligible.

For example, the informal plan could include:
  • Multiple­choice tests if your child has trouble recalling information
  • Bathroom pass if your child has bladder control problems
  • Frequent breaks if your child has fatigue or trouble concentrating
  • Personalized class-seating arrangements if your child has vision problems or attention deficit
  • Reduced homework if your child has extreme fatigue or problems with writing

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